20 March 2020 14:31
The Washington Redskins agreed to terms with former Detroit Lions tight end Logan Thomas, according to multiple reports. Thomas, 28, is a 6-foot-5 athletic tight end, but lacks consistent production at the position. Last season, he caught just 16 passes for 173 yards. His lone touchdown of the season came against the Washington Redskins in a November meeting. Tight end, though, is not Thomas' natural position.
In college, Thomas was the starting quarterback for Virginia Tech and the Arizona Cardinals drafted him in the fourth round in 2014 to backup Carson Palmer. Thomas made the switch to tight end when he joined the Lions' practice squad in 2016. He later latched on with the Buffalo Bills, seeing playing time in 2017 when tight end Charles Clay suffered a knee injury. Thomas later reunited with the Lions last year. Though Thomas lacks consistent production, the Redskins desperately needed an athletic tight end.
Washington released Jordan Reed earlier this offseason, and Vernon Davis retired. The Redskins were reportedly interested in tight end Austin Hooper in free agency, but ultimately, the Cleveland Browns made the 25-year-old the highest-paid player at his position with a four-year, $44 million contract. Washington is also reportedly monitoring free agent Delanie Walker, who the Tennessee Titans released last week. Sign up for Daily Newsletters Manage Newsletters Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission. The Logan County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is working to coordinate the county's response to the COVID-19 epidemic with the Logan County Health District, Mary Rutan Hospital, and first responders. Part of the EMA's efforts is addressing rumors. The EMA has been contacted with concerns about the Ohio National Guard enforcing a quarantine. The National Guard was activated by Governor Mike DeWine to assist food banks with the distribution of food. The National Guard is also assisting by setting up tents at health districts and hospital for large scale testing centers. No large scale quarantine has been ordered in Ohio. The term "flatting the curve" has been used a lot. The term means lowering the peak number of cases at one time in the state. Isolation and quarantining are efforts to extend how the virus spreads and how many people are infected at one time. These efforts are done to protect the health care system and keep it from being overwhelmed. Other methods that can help with flatting the curve are social distancing, hand washing, temperature taking, staying home, and using disinfectants. The EMA says that healthcare providers are all hands on deck and working diligently to protect their patients and staff. The healthcare industry asks that all public health guidelines and mandates be followed. The EMA is seeking personal protective equipment for first responders and medical providers. Any equipment donated to the EMA will go to those groups. This situation is unlike other incidents the county has faced before as the whole world is also experiencing the same problem at the same time. The Logan County EMA is committed to helping to keep the community informed and has a notification system. You can sign up for notifications on the EMA website. Director Helen Norris discusses the EMA's response.